I am American by birth, but have been living in Europe for eight years. I have a background in communications and international public health.
It started with my rowing career, through which I learned my first communications lessons and began to discover the importance of health. Navigating team members and coaches, I realized that I had a knack for understanding people and helping them to understand each other. Behind the scenes I read book after book on physiology, nutrition and health.
In 2012, I moved to Montpellier, France where my skills were put to the test in a second language. There were hiccups along the way, but I loved the challenge of discovering new ways to express the same ideas. Rowing eventually led me to a post in communications at the World Rowing Federation, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. I worked there for five years and continued to develop in communications strategy and advice.
But there was something missing. Elite level sport is exciting and inspiring, but not applicable to the majority of us. In 2018, I moved to the Netherlands and completed a masters in International Public Health. Why? I am fascinated by the intersection between health, culture and communications and I wanted to learn more about how to apply this more broadly.
This podcast is my exploration into the Dutch way of living. I hope to share with you what I have learned and together we can discover how to live our healthiest lives.
For more, visit jillianomara.com.